Learning-by-Doing and the Introduction of New Goods
AbstractA dynamic general equilibrium model is developed in which goods are valued according to the characteristics they contain; the set of goods produced in any period is endogenously determined; and learning by doing is the force behind sustained growth. It is shown that the set of produced goods changes in a systematic way over time, with goods of higher quality entering each period and those of lower quality dropping out. The model is then used to study the effect of introducing a "traditional" sector in which there is no learning. Copyright 1988 by University of Chicago Press.
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Date of creation: Sep 1986
Date of revision: May 1987
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- Stokey, Nancy L, 1988. "Learning by Doing and the Introduction of New Goods," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 96(4), pages 701-17, August.
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